Food, Football Make for Fantastic Superbowl

Dylan Johnson, staff writer

On February 13th one of the biggest sporting events in the world took place, the Super Bowl. In the 56th Super Bowl the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a hard-fought battle. Aaron Donald sealed the game with a late sack on the Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

For some people, it’s all about the game. For some people, it’s all about the food. “All the food is probably my favorite part about the Super Bowl,” said sophomore Kash Lancaster. For other people, it’s all about the betting.

Lots of betting surrounding the event ranges from the color of Gatorade that gets dumped on the coach to the length of the National Anthem. Famous rapper Drake won over 1 million dollars after cashing out on of his bets. Junior Peyton Andrews said, “I won $100 for predicting the final score correctly.”

NOTHING BUT A G THANG: Many people called this year’s performance the best Super Bowl halftime show ever. Snoop-Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 cent, Dr. Dre, and Mary J. Blige all preformed in this hiphop-themed show. Senior Gracee Cazier said, “It was the best halftime show I’ve ever seen.” 

Another favorite part of the Super Bowl is the commercials that air during its broadcast. Big brand names such as Squarespace, Taco Bell, Fritos, and T-Mobile all landed big time commercials with big time celebrities. Mason Brown said, “The BMW commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger was my favorite” The commercial featured BMW’s new all electric vehicle. Super bowl commercial time is known for being expensive. This year, a minute of airtime cost advertisers about 13 million dollars.

MVP: After ending the game with eight receptions for just under 100 yards and two touchdowns, Cooper Kupp got the honor of being named the MVP of the game. Sophomore Taya Johnson said, “I had no idea that Kupp was as good as he was until this season.” Kupp also led the NFL in receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns as well as being named the offensive player of the year.